(Cleveland) - The State of Ohio is moving forward with a three year $120 million plan to improve 200 county and 20 city bridges.

Lt. Governor Mary Taylor tells Newsradio WTAM 1100, the effort will include 16 projects in Medina and Lorain Counties, costing a total of $8.4 million.

Taylor says the state is not obligated to repair county and city bridges, but is doing so with funding from cost savings made within the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Taylor says the work will improve the quality of life in the affected communities, and will provide much need job opportunities over the two years it will take to complete the work.

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